Superstition

Superstition

by David Ambrose
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Superstition 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's okay.
DinellH More than 1 year ago
This was such an interesting and original story. I found the science behind it all well researched and not at all overbearing. If you don't have the stomach for technical details and science/philosophy this book is probably not for you. If you like an intelligent, deep, and unique paranormal story you will like this book.
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OutThere More than 1 year ago
In fact, I see that the film rights have been sold. This is not a great book, but not a book that you will soon forget, either. The descriptions of surroundings and phenomena are evocative and detailed -- very visual. One gets the feeling that the author is describing places that he's been, they seem that real. The early chapter on fraudulent mediumship was unfortunately unrealistic, but given the premise of the book, it works. I kept visualizing Lily Dale new York. If you have read other reviews, you already know that this book explores a mediumship experiment gone horribly wrong. If you have actually practiced in this field, you know that the events in this book are not typical, if even possible. Still, that does not detract from this being an exciting read and an interesting trip. The ending should contain at least some elements of surprise for everyone, even if some of the closing events are foreshadowed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is truly an amazing story that shook me to the core. David Ambrose masterfully leads the readers into a reality, which then unnoticeably changes into a hellish experience. I recommend this book to all fans of the psychological horror. No other book really touches the thin line between nonexistence and hell except probably Simon Cleveland's 'Basenji Revelation'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't read this book when you are alone in the house at night! Fans of 'The XFiles' will love this book which concerns a psychologist named Dr Sam Towne who gathers a group of people together for an experiment in PK.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book with a great ending!! The book will suck you in and bring you out a different person! I couldn't put it down. You must read this book!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good ghost story, dissapointed by the ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Because there are some things that we haven't fully explored, and the line between reality and the unknown has never been measured, this is frightening. This book isn't full of monsters and gore that you forget minutes after closing the book. It has a suggestion that plants itself into the subconscious mind and suddenly makes you wonder.... could this happen to you? What would you do if it did?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everyone is superstitious to some degree. They have to be. Look at the fact. Every cause has an effect. Cause and effect are opposites. so are black and white, right and wrong, good and evil - the list is endless! Opposites, like the two sides of a mirror. One cannot exist without the other. OR CAN IT?

Sam Towne was a Parapsychologist that believed ghosts came from the human mind, not from beyond. For an experiment he got eight volunteers, including reporter Joanna Cross and physics professor Roger Fullerton. They would use 'psi' to make 'tulpas'. To put it simply, they would make up a person, give him a pretend life, discuss him until he became 'real' to all of those in the group, and then have the 'thought-form' respond to them! They would make a real ghost!

Soon, Adam Wyatt was made. He was a tragic Revolutionary War hero. Everyone was thrilled when he began rapping on tables and spelling out messages. But then members of the group began to die in awful ways! And there was no way to exorcize Adam. He was killing them one at a time!

*** Scary and unprovable! I felt a couple chills as I read this one. Perfect for fans of horror or those who just enjoy a good ghost story! Should not give you nightmares. But you will remember this story, and wonder, for the rest of your life! Excellent! ***
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gets 4 stars because sometimes the author rushes through plot developement and sometimes just a little farfetched in ideas, but over all, a very good read with an ending that disturbs and gives the creeps !
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was really engrossed in this story and find myself still thinking about it a week after having finished it. It's a lot more than just a ghost story; the characters, who participate in an experiment in parapsychology, become mere pawns in a supernatural game of chess, powerless to control their own fate. Much was left unexplained, putting the reader in the same unsteady boat as the subjects in the experiment, facing the terror of the unknown and fast losing hope. I'm looking forward to the sequel -- there has to be one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was just incredible! I couldn't stop reading it. I loved the twists and the way the story kept my interest was great. I fell in love with the characters and the whole idea of the 'paranormal'. I thought Ambrose did an excellent job writing this novel. I would love to see a movie of this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This plodding story revealed stock characters it was impossible to care about and a contrived story that one got the feeling the author was making up as he went along. A bad, boring novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Comparing this book to the X-Files is sheer heresy. Even the less acclaimed X-Files episode is more well-researched, well-conceived and well-told than this. I expected much from this book, but found virtually nothing in it. The characters are lame, the plot ridiculous, the prose juvenile. Even if you're into pseudo-cientific-spiritualist-parallel-world kind of stuff you'll regret this one. The main characters go to bed several times before disappearing into pointless oblivion, so I hope *they* had some fun.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just love this book!